Location: Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Size: 4,800 sf

Positioned on a peninsula just outside of Sault Ste. Marie the Long Point Cottage has a commanding view of the shipping lanes connecting Lake Superior to Lake Huron. Sited carefully to be concealed in a gentle landscape the building frames commanding views of the water way and the commercial ships passing through. The industrial nature of the site and the relatively close post industrial city of Sault Ste. Marie inform the design of the building and resonate in a weathering steel clad volume. This volume both gives visual queues to its surround context and also acts as a key space in the programmatic organization of the cottage.

The building’s plan divides the program into four key elements on the ground floor: master bedroom, living area, indoor outdoor breezeway and entry / mudroom. These four distinct wings all open up onto the central dining room within the weathering steel volume.

The building is a hybrid of Glulam and steel construction. It is passively cooled and implements geo-thermal heating in the winter months.

Project Partners

Structural Engineering: Blackwell Structural Engineers
Photography: Ozimek Photography